Lorem Ipsum: Poster Version

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Oli Hazzard

Oli Hazzard’s debut novel Lorem Ipsum, printed in its entirety on an A1 poster!

When Oli told us that while writing Lorem Ipsum he’d often wondered what its final form should be, and whether a poster would be most appropriate, we couldn’t resist trying it out. And here it is: a 50,000-word-single-sentence novel in poster form. We’ve printed a limited run of 20 copies, in black ink on fluorescent orange poster paper, all signed and numbered by Oli.

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Oli Hazzard’s debut novel Lorem Ipsum, printed in its entirety on an A1 poster!

When Oli told us that while writing Lorem Ipsum he’d often wondered what its final form should be, and whether a poster would be most appropriate, we couldn’t resist trying it out. And here it is: a 50,000-word-single-sentence novel in poster form. We’ve printed a limited run of 20 copies, in black ink on fluorescent orange poster paper, all signed and numbered by Oli.


Lorem Ipsum, the debut novel by Oli Hazzard, consists of a single, 50,000-word sentence. An epistolary fiction addressed to an unidentified email recipient, the novel is modelled after the Japanese prose genre of the zuihitsu, which means ‘following the brush’.

This playful, disruptive and digressive novel is written out of and towards a moment of crisis in the ordinary, in which the experience of attention has changed entirely.

Lorem Ipsum is also an intimate, singular exploration of being a parent and a child, of dreams, work, fantasies, reading, happiness, secrets, memory, protest, repetition, intergenerational conflict and the forms of community which appear or disappear based on how we conceive of ‘shared time’. It is a book about the foundations upon which we build our lives, and what happens when they are shaken.